13/2/19.  This event has been cancelled due to no bookings.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

About this Walk

This walk will be led by Lucy Van Sambeek, a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide.  It is designed with couples in mind, to celebrate the love and commitment you have for each other.  With a focus on nurturing and nourishing your relationship, we will be engaging with the wonders of nature at Nambucca Heads State Forest.  Nature therapy is inspired by the traditional Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (or forest bathing).
We will begin our walk with ‘Pleasures of Presence’, a sensual guided meditation, and invite you to experience connection to your self, your partner and the other sentient beings in the forest.  Each invitation is crafted to help you be present, relax and reconnect.  Using an ancient practice of Council, we have opportunities for listening and being listened to in our collective experience of being in nature with our loved ones.  We will finish with a Tea Ceremony celebrating all that there is to love about your relationships with the Earth and each other.

Beginning at 4:30pm, this walk follows the Cpt 311/2 Trail for approximately 800 metres.  We will return to your car by 6:30pm.

Cpt 311/2 Trail, Nambucca State Forest

How to Get There

Take Mahogany Road from Nambucca Heads.  This turns into Cottage Road.  Not very far along Cottage Rd, you will see Lucy’s car parked on the roadside, near the beginning of Cpt 311/2 Trail on the right.  View Meeting Spot on Google Maps.

What to Bring

  • Covered walking shoes (essential)
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent or protective clothing
  • Yoga mat, kneeling pad or sarong to sit on (optional)
  • Wet weather jacket (just in case)

Important things to note

Places on this walk are limited to five couples.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

There are no toilets available on this walk.  Please tend to your bathroom needs before you arrive.

This walk will begin at the scheduled time of 4:30pm.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk to receive a small briefing before we begin.  There will be no waiting for latecomers.  In the interests of other walkers who arrive on time, we appreciate your co-operation.

In the case of rain, a note will be put on the Facebook page event if cancelled.   Generally if it is just a shower or sprinkle the walk will continue as this is a beautiful opportunity to explore our relationship with water.   If it is a heavy downpour or storm, it is likely to be cancelled.  If in any doubt don’t hesitate to call Lucy on the day on 0417 927 657.  Refunds will be given via Paypal in these circumstances.

Refund Policy

Refunds are available via Paypal up to 12 hours notice prior to this event.  Please use the contact email below should you need to cancel your booking.


Any queries about bookings can be forwarded to Lucy at lucy(at)metaphoricallyspeaking(dot)com(dot)au or phone 0417 927 657.